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Stephen Curtis Ball

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice

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About Me

Stephen C. Ball has successfully represented victims and consumers for over
twenty years in California and federal courts. His clients have included minors,
workers, the catastrophically injured, patients, the elderly and
insureds.

Mr. Ball received his undergraduate education in biological
sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979 and thereafter
went into business as a licensed contractor. He earned his law degree from
Loyola Law School in Los Angeles in 1985 was admitted to practice in California
that same year. He has also been admitted to practice in federal court since
1987 and in the United States Court of Claims since 1991.

Mr. Ball has
been involved in a number of benchmark cases, including more than 35 Superior
Court jury trials. He was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal's
litigator profile in May of 2000.

Mr. Ball maintains membership in a
number of legal organizations. These include the American Board of Trial
Advocates (member 1992, Executive Board Member, 1998 and has been clinical
faculty instructor), American Association for Justice (1985), Consumer Attorneys
of California (1985), Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (1985), and 8th Street
Lawyers (1993).

Mr. Ball is a court appointed settlement officer and
mediator since 1991. He has participated in settlement programs in Van Nuys,
Glendale, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Santa Monica Superior Courts. He has been
a speaker at CEB and Rutter Group Seminars and for the Consumer Attorneys of Los
Angeles. He has also been a Guest Lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona Extension
(1994-5).

Mr. Ball is an instrument-rated pilot.


Areas of Practice:



  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Nursing Home Abuse

  • Elder Abuse and Neglect

  • Catastrophic Injuries

  • Aviation Accidents

  • Employment Law



Bar Admissions:



  • California, 1985

  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1986

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1991



Education:



  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1985
    J.D.

  • Santa Barbara University, Santa Barbara, California, 1979
    B.A.



Classes/Seminars Taught:



  • Speaker, CEB and Rutter Group Seminars, Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles

  • Guest Lecturer, Cal Poly Pomona Extension, 1994 - 1995



Honors and Awards:



  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2011

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2010

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2009

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2008

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006



Professional Associations and Memberships:



  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1992
    Member 1992

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998
    Executive Board Member

  • American Association for Justice, 1985
    Member

  • Consumer Attorneys of California, 1985
    Member

  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, 1985
    Member

  • 8th Street Lawyers, 1993
    Member



Past Employment Positions:



  • Van Nuys Superior Court, Settlement Officer

  • Glendale Superior Court, Settlement Officer

  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Settlement Officer

  • Long Beach Superior Court, Settlement Officer

  • Santa Monica Superior Court, Settlement Officer



Pro Bono Activities:



  • Volunteer Judge Pro Tem in Small Claims Appeals, Los Angeles Superior Court,
    1990

  • Volunteer in Parole, Los Angeles Executive Committee, 1999 - Present



 


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Products Liability: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 20%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 15%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Dourian

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Robert Dourian Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Ball & Roberts

300 North Lake Avenue
Suite 1000
Pasadena, CA, 91101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198505/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Top Southern California AttorneySuper Lawyers2008
Top Southern California AttorneySuper Lawyers2007
Top Southern California AttorneySuper Lawyers2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesExecutive Board Member1998 - 1998
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of California at Santa BarbaraN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978